It happens to the best of us. You could be driving along and get a flat or your engine stalls. But in this worst-case-scenario, you can prepare by remembering the right safety guidelines to make sure that you can get back on the road.
Spring is finally here! With the rough Maryland weather we’ve been having, chances are winter took a toll on your vehicle. Especially for truck drivers, it’s important that we keep our vehicles are in good shape. With this simple checklist, you can make sure that your truck will be ready to hit the road this spring.
If you are new to trucking or thinking about starting, you have probably already heard of citizens band, or CB radio. CB radio refers to the device and the radio frequency that is used publicly by mostly truckers for communication on the road. Anyone with a connection can broadcast information about road hazards with other truckers, or to have a conversation with anyone listening. Unlike most older forms of technology these days, CB radio has not become obsolete. It is still a useful tool for truckers on the road. Here are a few basics for how to get started.
When it comes to a truck driving career, there’s plenty to prepare for. You’ll need to be ready for long days of driving, life on the road, and proper licensing in order to make sure you’re always prepared to handle a driving contract job. It’s extremely important to have your CDL license for independent contracting. CDL licensing prepares you for driving commercially, which is much more complex and very different from driving passenger vehicles. To make sure you’re prepared for long haul truck driving and meeting all the safety standards for independent contractors, here is our helpful CDL guide.
Sometimes, it’s easy to overlook tires among the many priorities of your job on the road. Tires are one of the most important parts of your truck. If something goes wrong with them, it can literally stop you in your tracks. But it can be tricky to know how to take care of your tires outside of keeping them inflated and watching out for flats.
Winter is still hitting us with plenty of surprises. If you are on the road in your truck before the season loses its steam, there are many steps you can take to stay safe. While much of the chance for snow has passed (and we’ve written about snow storms in our previous posts) the threat of freezing rain and that wintery mix remains.
Most of your time behind the wheel of a truck will be spent on long highway drives. These three tips are designed to help you avoid accidents and common highway hazards.
It’s no secret that trucking involves a lot of long hours on the road. With this lifestyle, it can be easy to fall into bad habits that can leave your sleep schedule, eating habits, and overall health lacking. This new year, try creating a healthier trucking routine that will leave you feeling better at the end of these long days. We’ve got some healthy habits that you can easily work into your trucking routine to help you improve your health and wellness this year.